Lincoln Park

dog boarding Chicago style

Chicago might be the birthplace of epic blues musicians, but that doesn't mean your pet has to sing the blues while you're away. Check out Pooch Hotel dog daycare and dog training schools in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area.

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  • 24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers 24-hour access to your pet, 7 days a week. Our commitment is to provide our clients with total access to their pets at any time. You can pick up your pooch in the middle of the night if you need to. Fees may apply.

  • our staff

    Our staff who are true pet care professionals, are on site 24 hours each day and have access to veterinary care around the clock.

  • webcams available

    Please ask for details about access when you check in.

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  • referral program

    As a thank you for every new client that you refer to us, we will give you one night or one day of credit toward Boarding or Daycare. Have your friends let us know that you are the one referring so that we can properly credit your account.

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the best dog daycare in Chicago for both weekends and weekdays

  • Pooch Hotel Daycare
  • Play Areas
  • Live Webcams

Located in Lincoln Park, just a stone’s throw from the Chicago River, Pooch Hotel has some of the best dog daycare in Chicago for busy weekends or work-filled weekdays. We have lots of spacious play areas, which let our experienced staff group dogs by size and personality. We provide loving and harmonious fun all day long! And the best part? We’ll pick your pet up from your home! For dogs that do better with more one-on-one attention due to age, health, behavior, personality, etc., we have personal play options as well.

Pooch Hotel in Lincoln Park features:

  • Web cameras
  • Ample access to fresh, clean drinking water
  • Playground equipment
  • Nap/lunch and/or treats (available upon request)
  • Pick-up and drop-off service

Along with daycare, we also have a stylish grooming spa and one of the best dog training schools Chicago has to offer! It’s super convenient to book an appointment or two during daycare!

Advance reservations are required for daycare customers.

New clients will set up a profile on our on-line portal as a part of your first reservation booking.

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daycare services*

  • $42 Full Day
  • $370 10 day Package ($37/day)
  • $650 20 day Package ($32.50/day)
  • $555 Auto-Renew Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $585 Month-to-Month Unlimited Monthly Membership

passes with transport*

  • $490 10 day Package with Transport ($49/day)
  • $890 20 day Package with Transport ($44.50/day)

playmates (additional dog rates)*

  • $37 Full Day
  • $320 10 day Package ($32/day)
  • $550 20 day Package ($27.50/day)
  • $405 Auto-Renew Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $435 Month-to-Month Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $420 10 day Package with Transport ($42/day)
  • $750 20 day Package with Transport ($37.50/day)
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dog boarding: a hospitability retreat for your dog

Dog boarding at Pooch Hotel in Chicago is all about making your pet's stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. As the very first Pooch Hotel, we're experts when it comes to dog care and hospitality. We understand that going away can be hard on both you and your dog. That's why we offer a full range of services, from daycare to impeccable grooming to dog training. Being away from home can give dogs the blues. That's why our facility for dog boarding in Chicago (Lincoln Park) has spacious, custom-built suites for your pet. There's also comfortable bedding, lots of natural light, and suites that even have posh porcelain tile. Every effort has been made to create a cozy environment for your pet while you're away. For dogs that prefer more one-on-one attention, we have individual play options as well. Just like a Chicago-style hotdog comes with more toppings than you can shake a bun at, Pooch Hotel has a lot of perks. All-day play is as fun as Dog Day at U.S. Cellular Field and is available for well-mannered and socialized dogs. Plus, we have one of the best dog training schools in Chicago, as well as a grooming salon to meet all your pet's needs! Whether you're going out of town for a while, or just need dog daycare in Chicago on the weekends, the staff members at Pooch Hotel are happy to care for your pet!

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groom and pamper your pet

Is your dog ready for Chicago Fashion Fest? Has playing in the park ruffled that lovely fur? Bring your pet in for a refreshing bath and brush-out! We offer a host of grooming services, including simple ear cleanings and pampering pawdicures.

Want to get your dog in shape for a stroll down the Magnificent Mile? Give your pet some time on the treadmill to help burn off some extra calories. For dogs that need a little extra love, how about turndown service (dog boarding  guests only) or a rubdown?

Whatever your pet’s unique needs, we can help! Our partners will work together to make managing your pet’s appointments easy. Book with one of the best groomers and dog training schools in Chicago! Don’t forget: We offer pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.


  • Pooch Styling

    dog grooming services
    • Bath
    • Brush Out
    • Facial
    • Pawdicure
    • Tooth Brushing
    • Ear Cleaning
    • Gland Expression
  • Relaxation

    Relax at the Spa
    • Rub Down
  • Fitness

    Fitness packages to help your pooch stay in shape
    • Swim
    • Outdoor Hike
    • Treadmill
    • Personal Play
      (one-on-one time with a staff member & any other family members)
  • Extras

    Play, stay, indulge at Pooch Hotel
    • Cuddle Time
      (includes tummy rub)
    • Late Check-Out
      (after noon)
    • After Hours Check-In/Check-Out
      (7 pm to 7 am)
    • Doggie Door-to-Door Shuttle Service
      (5 mile radius with AM & PM pick-up and drop-off)
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a little dog training goes a long way

  • puppy training services
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  • dog training services

We know you want your dog to feel its best and part of that is teaching them how to behave. Sometimes that can be a challenge between work, family, and other responsibilities. That’s where our Positive Dog Training program comes into play. We can bridge the gap between you and your dog to make sure you’re communicating in a language you both can understand in a quick and efficient way. Working with our certified and caring trainers, we create a fun learning environment designed to help you both succeed.

We work with puppies and even adult dogs. Give us a call today to learn about our options including one-on-one sessions, group classes, and our ever popular ‘Stay & Train’ program (call for availability), where we work on training basics while your dog is boarding or staying for daycare. Through our three tier ‘Stay & Train’ program, your dog will learn behaviors like sit, fetch, how to not jump up, and be a Canine Good Citizen. Then, at the end of the course, we’ll work with you to show how to keep up with the training at home. Call us today and we’ll help you pick out a program that will work with you and your dog.

For a full list of AnimalSense Group Classes please review their current schedule.

Dog Training Options Include:

  • Group Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Stay & Train
  • Seminars

  • 24/7 Check-in & Check-out

    24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers you 24-hour access to your pet. (South Loop Excluded)

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    year-round pampering

    Give your pup plenty of play and exercise when you drop them off for daycare or let them freshen up with a Pawdicure and Brush-out in our spa.

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